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Since launching, America Tonight has been dedicated to exploring the ways the U.S. justice system polices, prosecutes and punishes.
We've dug deep into policies that have drawn fire, from how Arizona's privatized prison health care system is playing out, and whether U.S. prosecutors are forcing guilty pleas on drug defendants, to whether police are profiling transgender Americans, and the health questions new lethal injection drugs raise. We've also probed innovative new efforts, from a new policing model in Camden, N.J., to former prisoners working to stop violence.
Explore more of our reporting about America's justice system below.
Eric Garner’s chokehold death put a spotlight on efforts to reform the NYPD from inside and outside the department
In 129 years, no Wisconsin review board has faulted a police officer for killing someone; could a new law change that?
Since the state's new law governing deadly force investigations, no police officer has been found at fault
An America Tonight investigation finds dozens of cases of neglect in Arizona’s privatized prison health care system
One Massachusetts chemist may have contaminated more than 40,000 criminal cases; now the state has to fix it
Death row inmate Christopher Sepulvado has a little more than 90 days before he’s due to step into the death chamber
After a decorated career locking people up, Bernie Kerik ended up in prison himself, and now has a whole new view
Only 3 percent of federal drug defendants go to trial. A new report says prosecutors are forcing guilty pleas.
Project ROSE offers sex workers a way out of criminal charges and jail time, but not without controversy.
In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that sentences of mandatory life without parole for juveniles were cruel and unusual
Earlier this year, every single Camden police officer was laid off. And this radical experiment appears to be working
Are universities doing enough to fulfill their legal obligations under Title IX to protect students from sexual assault?
Pentobarbital has been the drug used in almost all of the lethal injections in the U.S., but that's about to change.
Members of the New York City group Save Our Streets fight against gun violence by telling their own stories of regret.
Camden, N.J. wasn't just the poorest U.S. city in 2012, it also had the country's highest crime rate. Adam May reports.
Former Rep. E. Clay Shaw, Jr., who helped draft the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, says it's time to reconsider.